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Granite Mountain Outfitters

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South of Poncha Pass, Hwy 285 & Dorsey Creek, Salida, CO
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Broad range of ages and skills

Our family group ranged from the 20's to the 70's, with some riders who had grown up riding on... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
BamaPodge
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Mobile, Alabama
Mountain view horseback riding

My 9 year old daughter and I wanted to enjoy the mountains while the rest of our family were... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
kathybN9202SR
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Trail Rides or Horseback Rides 1 hour Horseback Rides, 2.5 hour Horseback Riding, 1/2 day Trail Rides,/. "A Ride of a Lifetime" Granite Mountain Outfitters horses are gentle and are suited for beginner to experienced riders. We look forward to giving you a ride of a lifetime, experienced guides, responsive horses and fabulous country! Native mountain horses are sure-footed and allow for a western experience of scenic mountain views, wildflowers and wildlife. Horseback rides or trail rides are guided and specialize in scenic rides with personalized attention. From novice to expert we will match the horse, the rider, and the group to each rider's ability. An ideal group size is no more than 4-6 horses; however, larger groups are catered to on an individual basis. Riding helmets are available for children and adults at no charge and are ASTM-SEI approved. The rides leave at 8700ft riding to 10,000ft viewing the Sangre de Cristo's, San Lewis valley, historic Mt Ouray & the Collegiate Peaks. A short driving distance from the Buena Vista and Salida area. We ride with pride and have a ton of fun!
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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South of Poncha Pass, Hwy 285 & Dorsey Creek, Salida, CO
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Our family group ranged from the 20's to the 70's, with some riders who had grown up riding on family farms and some who had ridden 2-3 times in their lives. We all had a great time on the beautiful mountainsides. My only regret is...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

My 9 year old daughter and I wanted to enjoy the mountains while the rest of our family were climbing a mountain. This experience was everything we wanted and more. The staff were extremely helpful and accommodating making sure that our ride was scenic along...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic ride with BEAUTIFUL scenery. Cody was our guide and she was so knowledgeable about the area we learned a lot. She was also gentle in leading the animals. She was a confident and positive instructor to the new ranglers as well.

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

My fiancé and I visited Granite Mountain Outfitters for a birthday celebration/vacation, and I have to say this horseback riding was the icing on the cake! Sue was very helpful and gave detailed directions when we got lost. Once we were there the view was...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

This was the best horseback riding experience I have ever have, and I have been on quite a lot. I cannot say enough about this trip and Granite Mountain Outfitters, so amazing! Sue Applegate, the owner and our guide of Granite Mountain Outfitters was so...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Took our two girls (9 and 10) for a 90 minute trail ride in early October. My wife did the local research and Granite Mountain Outfitters came highly recommended. Sue was a conscientious and gracious host, taking her time with us and never feeling rushed....More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

I cannot say enough about Sue and team from Granite Mountain Outfitters. We are from Denver and were vacationing in Salida this summer. I took my kids and all of the cousins for a 90 min ride, and Sue and her staff took impeccable care...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

We could not have had a more perfect day in Colorado! Our personable guide, Sue, was informative and gave excellent instruction to our group of non-riders. I give a special call-out to my horse, Fred, who knew what he was doing even when I didn't!...More

Thank Baltimore'sSelena
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GraniteMountain, Owner at Granite Mountain Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Family fun & a wonderful experience on horseback is what we aim to create. When our guests show up and they are inexperienced riders, we step it up a notch and we make sure every rider is secure and comfortable. Confidence-building is our goal and...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed the one-hour tour late morning. It was amazing, the nature and the tour guys. They are very friendly while being so professional. Highly recommend.More

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GraniteMountain, Owner at Granite Mountain Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

All you need for happiness is a great guide, a responsive horse, epic mountain views, changing foliage and a company who cares. Yes, we are proud of Kaytlin she is a terrific guide and very familiar with the topography, wildlife and the abundant amount of...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We can't recommend GMO enough! It was a exceptionally comfortable ride led by our amazing guide, Dave. He took great care of us and was very informative as we went through the trail. This ride was definitely the best and most memorable part of our...More

Thank Kelly C
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GraniteMountain, Owner at Granite Mountain Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Oh we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the ride so much with your amazing guide, David. And yes, we do love our responsive and well-manned horses very much! Happy, hefty, and spoiled rotten! It's our pleasure to match each guest with the...More

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Rudypink
25 March 2018|
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Response from Kelly C | Reviewed this property |
it wasn't tail to nose. our guide made sure we had a relaxing and enjoyable ride and tailored it to where we wanted to go.
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sindymue
4 September 2017|
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Response from GraniteMountain | Property representative |
Thank you contacting Granite Mountain Outfitters. We are closed the third week in October. The snow get to deep and the water freezes. Thank You!
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Ankit G
26 June 2017|
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Response from GraniteMountain | Property representative |
I am sorry due to insurance reasons the age requirement is 6 yrs of age. We do pony rides and take pride in taking care of young children.
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